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Sep 28, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. his biggest leads are in ohio, new hampshire and iowa. in iowa, e lelected o fishlts s they have a record breaking amount of voters. >>> breathalyzers are back in the district. and, tonight, officers have another tool to crack down on drunk driving. the breathalyzers return comes nearly two years after they were found o to have calibration problems that led to false readings. dozens of drunk driving convictions were tossed out. the city received a grant to purchase the new breathalyzers. carmegeddon part ii. the road will close from 1:00 a.m., our time, early monday morning. last year, a similar closure and similar warnings didn't cause any major problems. >>> tonight, apple is apologizing for sending customers in the wrong direction with the new map app. it's available in the iphone 5. he admits apple fell short in itsz commitment to making world class products. and he says empl yeployees are everything they can to correct the problem. >>> a 72-year-old man from the bronx is alive tonight thanks to his neighbor's cell phone video that shows them catching him to escape a fire. ronn
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Sep 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
at age 92. he met with world leaders and also did prison time. fox 5's karen gray houston returns with more on his legacy. >> reporter: love him or hate him, the reverend dr. sun myung moon was charismatic and ms. followers of unification church were sometimes called mooneyes. he was accused of brainwashing. >> -- moonies. he was accused of brainwashing. >> people make their own decisions. >> reporter: moon held mass weddings, the services called blessing ceremonies like this one at rfk stadium in 1997. bishop george stalling of d.c.'s armani temple was married to a japanese bride in new york city in 2001. >> he would pray and reflect on that process and then bring together two persons. >> reporter: r rend moon also married -- reverend moon also married a couple who did not know each other before their wedding and now they have a 3- year-old daughter. >> he can see and just how to match is the best way to make a peace. >> reporter: named a messiah by himself and followers moon met with world leaders, but he served 13 months in prison in the u.s. in the mid-1980s for fax evasion. m
FOX
Sep 12, 2012 10:00pm EDT
's bob barnard begins our coverage tonight. >> chris stevens is the first u.s. ambassador to be killed on the job in more than 30 years and more than likely not coincidently on the anniversary of the september 11th terrorist attacks. two other americans killed in libya last night still have not been identified. the deadly attack in northern africa is being condemned in the libyan capital and here in washington. they came together on the street in front of the white house, its flag at half staff, dozens of muslim americans, many of libyan heritage, upset over the killing of the u.s. ambassador and three other americans in libya tuesday night. >> it's just a big loss to us, more than to america. we lost a friend today. >> we are saddened. we are angry. we are fearful that there is a fringe group within libya that are trying to overtake the revolution. >> reporter: u.s. officials believe the firebombing of the u.s. consulate in benghazi was a targeted terrorist attack planned for september 11th and not part of a spontaneous protest like another at the u.s. embassy in egypt where ag
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Sep 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
fueled a fan frenzy of sorts with some fans already talking super bowl. fox 5's bob barnard is in our newsroom with reaction to the start of the redskins season. bob? >> maureen, most redskins fans we met today say they're super excited about the way the team played yesterday but know it's a long season with lots of competition for the nfl championship and yet there are some fans already thinking about a return trip to new orleans. >> i honestly believe that if the team can stay healthy and as quick and poised as they were yesterday that the redskins are ready for a super bowl this year. >> reporter: yes, dorian payne is pretty excited but other fans of the burgundy and gold are trying not to get ahead of themselves. >> the game was good. i'm trying to stay calm, not get too excited. we always win in the beginning and then it gets it. >> reporter: you're not talking super bowl yet. >> not yet. >> we're used to losing, so when it's come time to win, hey, that's a blessing in disguise. >> reporter: have you been a fan for a while? >> oh, my lord, we've been here for 37 years. so we'
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Sep 3, 2012 10:00pm EDT
just the last two months. fox 5's karen gray houston is live with more. >> reporter: the streets here along rhode island avenue northwest are bone dry now which may seem deceiving to some members of this community, but there are some trucks and bulldozers out here just in case we get bad weather tonight. for now the flooding may be gone, but there are still some wet basements. the hard work for now, disinfecting and cleaning up the mess. >> the level of water was up to here. it was close to 4 feet of water. >> reporter: michael thomas has lived on two floors at his house on u street for four years. he tookous a tour of his basement and says -- took us on a tour of his basement and said this is the worst he's ever seen. >> this is actually the third time it flooded in the last six weeks. >> reporter: he says just about everything that was not bolted to the floor was floating around. d. >> the pressure was so, so great that it punctured a hole in the wall. >> reporter: oh, my. back in the kitchen even the refrigerator flipped over. >> that's the way i found it. >> reporter: he uses this
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Sep 26, 2012 10:00pm EDT
of evidence to support the charges against me. - does the d.a.'s office still have a case, ms. foster? - yes, your honor. we're holding a material witness to several violent crimes orchestrated by delia wilson, including what we intend to prove was the murder of iris peterson. - i run a matchmaking business. these strong-arm tactics are the d.a.'s attempt to blackmail me into revealing the names of my clients. - we're pursuing a charge of homicide. the m.e.s report ruling the circumstances of iris peterson's death undetermined, pending investigation. - which i'll be retaining my own experts to refute. the m.e., melinda warner, has a personal relationship with accused murderer captain donald cragen, which has biased her findings. - retain away, ms. wilson. that's your prerogative. but i'm not dismissing these charges. - i've assured my boss that svu plays clean. - if my man cassidy tells me to have faith in you detectives, i have faith. - our only agenda is to prove that delia killed iris peterson. - no offense, sweetheart, but if you could nail me too, you would. - watch yours
FOX
Sep 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
have been able to verify the apple i.d.'s posted are valid. every apple device has a unique identification number. it let's itunes and ideveloppers know which is running which app. for example, it can allow a game developer to keep track of the high score. they found 12 million apple i.d.'s and there is a data file with user names, zip codes, cell phone numbers and addresses but shows just the 1 million device names and numbers. security experts say that just knowing that i.d. number would not necessarily allow the fbi to track people, but if the name and device can be attached to other personalally identifiable information, that could pose a security risk or risk of identity theft. again, we said that many sites have been taking this data information and have downloaded it and posted it. we have a couple on our website, www.myfoxdc.com. can you go there and we have links to where can you actually learn how to find that user i.d. on your apple device and search to see if yours is contained in that data breach. tony and allison. >> all right, melanie, thank you very much. ala
FOX
Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the storms. we've seen winds upwards of 40, s an hour. the best news here is the strongest storms are starting to calm down. we're not out of the woods yet. the rain, in and around the district, everybody is seeing rain, light to moderate, even heavy rain at times. back through the west, loudoun county stronger storms, down to the south thshgs is where the strongest storms are right now in and around culpeper county, also a flash flood warning in effect for culpeper county until 1:00.m. some areas have seen four to five inches of rain and we're not quite done yet. there's more back to the west. we'll show you when this moves through and what to expect for your friday and your weekend, coming up. >>> there are new clues in a young mother's bizarre disappearance. she vanished from home six years ago, but now her body has been found in a wooded area in stafford county, virgia. we spoke to the victim's family. they're still looking for answer as. >> reporter: tonight that family is absolutely heartbroken. katherine client briant's excel tan remains were found near this area last month. es
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Sep 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
positive for the rest of the team. fox 5's bob barnard has the story. >> reporter: there will be game tonight, dematha playing in annapolis, kickoff in about an hour, but the private catholic school's storied football program has been rocked by scandal resulting in five players, not just handing in their helmets, but their notebooks as well following an alleged indent last weekend in north carolina -- incident last weekend in north caroina. according to the washington post the players in question allegedly hired three women from an escort service and brought them to their hotel room at 5 a.m. this was after a friday night game in durham, north carolina. >> the school first learned of it tuesday afternoon and began an investigation. five students and their families were notified that they would face disciplinary procedures. >> i was a bit surprised. i was really taken a little bit back, you know that, this being a school, catholic school. >> they're boys, they're football players, it's testosterone going. i'm not saying it's right, but to throw them out of school that ain't cool. >> th
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Sep 2, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. fox 5's karen gray houston is live with the story. it looks like the floodwaters that were behind you have receded, but not too long ago we were told cars were floating down the street. >> reporter: right. can you believe it? we were on rhode island avenue between first and second streets and the water has receded. it looks nothing like it did even a few minutes ago. earlier this street was blocked off entirely. the fire department sent units out that had to rescue several people trapped in and on top of their cars. the flooding here in the bloomingdale area happened in what seemed like just an instant. the water started rising high enough to lift cars up onto the median on rhode island avenue. the red toyota hybrid you're seeing belongs to a young woman who was eating out with friends at the boundary cafe. she got that car for christmas, by the way, last year and now it sees as if it's a otal loss -- seems as if it's a total loss. >> i'm just frustrated because we were not expecting this at all, just out to dinner. >> reporter: so much for going out to dinner. the storm has knked
FOX
Sep 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
5's tom fitzgerald live at the pentagon. tom. >> reporter: brian, you know, this was a different memorial than we have seen in past years. president obama made his address, as you said, this morning to victims' families and pentagon officials, and the memorial itself remained closed until noon today. we can tell you that the size of the crowds we saw today were smaller but it is also true to say that the people who came here told us they still feel very strongly about this place and that day 11 years after 9/11. on a stretch of land just next to the pentagon sits 183 benches bearing 183 names, one for each of the victims that dade here on 9/11. >> i don't know, it's just a wonderful place to sit and reflect. >> reporter: marlene and don of iowa had a brother--law who worked in the pentagon. he wasn't here on 9/11, but they know others weren't so lucky. >> you see the importance of it, that we do honor all the people who died in the crash. >> reporter: these benches are laid out in the order of the victims' ages. julian was in high school on 9/11 and spent much of the last ten yea
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Sep 17, 2012 10:00pm EDT
to god, i'll s - put it down. - can you just leave us alone? please, just go. just forget about it. - danny, listen to me. - put it down! - tell him to stop. - you need to do what they say. - put it down! - stop, stop. - back up! [gunshot echoes] - ben! [screaming] - aah! - enough. - come here. - dad! dad! dad! dad! - please, no! no! no! - dad! - danny! - dad! dad. what happened? what--what happened? - danny's gone. - danny's gone? who-- - militia. militia took him. - okay, okay, what do we do? what do you want me to do? - listen, my brother miles is in chicago. at the grand on walton place, miles is there. he can get danny. you need to find miles. - dad, no. no, we'll catch the soldiers. we can go right now. we'll take him back. - no, no, they'll kill you. - but you're gonna come with me. okay? you're gonna come with me. - i can't. - yes, you can. please, please. - listen to me, charlie. you're strong. you're so strong. you're like your mom. you can do this. you have to do this. - at least wait till tomorrow. you need to sleep. - i'm wasting time. this doesn't make any sense. why
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Aug 31, 2012 11:00pm EDT
during a frightening health emergency getting his mother the medical help she needed. fox 5's maureen umeh has the story. >> reporter: he's usually just a normal 11-year-old, but not anymore. >> all my friends were like good job! >> reporter: these days derek costello is being haled a hero in his town of winchester, virginia, after helping to save his mom amy's life. >> he's definitely my hero. >> reporter: it happened the night of july 22nd. amy wasn't feeling well and asked derek to come with her to the hospital. the two were driving down a nearly deserted amherst street when things took a scary turn. >> i was shaking so much that i couldn't even hold onto the wheel. that's when i was starting to panic. >> reporter: amy and derek were about a block from the hospital, but there was no time. amy was losing consciousness forcing derek to take control of the life or death situation. >> i was freaking out and he said okay, mom, i'll take the wheel and he merged over onto the side of the road and the last thing i kind of remember is him being on the phone. >> i had to put it in park and t
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Sep 10, 2012 10:00pm EDT
tonight police gave an update on the murder that has rocked the normally quiet neighborhood. fox 5's karen gray houston has the developments. >> this brazen killing defies explanation. why would anyone barge into a private home and shoot and kill a 17-year-old girl? police told concerned residents tonight in kettering they are taking this case very seriously, but they also need help from the community to solve the crime. residents packed into the kettering community center. there was standing room only. the people want answers. >> this is the first time we had something like this happen so close to us and i would appreciate it if they're able to find out who did this. >> reporter: hosting the meeting prince george's county police said an entire squad is dedicated to the case. the fbi has assigned a crime analyst. investigators are getting tips daily. don't have a composite sketch of a suspect, but say they are still looking for a motive. >> as of this date right now we do not have an exact suspect description that we can share with you. >> we've spoken to students at amber's high sch
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
their home. this morning there are still more questions than answers about what happened. news 4's melissa mollet joins us from herndon with more on the investigation. melissa, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. just a sad, sad story about this very nice neighborhood here in herndon. let me step away. you can see an officer has been sitting on this house since about midnight. he said other officers are expected back out here in a couple of hours to continue the investigation. they were inside the home until about 2:00 this morning but still are not saying what they think happened here. take a look at the scene from chopper 4 yesterday. here's what we know. a mother, father, and two teenage boys lived inside the house. when the mother didn't show up for work this week, a co-worker called police. we understand the kids also did not attend school monday or tuesday. police not giving details about what happened, but they did say there's no threat to the community. neighbors we spoke with said the family lived in the home for 30 years. they were always very friendly and very
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Sep 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
million apple i. d. s and the use are names connected to antisec says the entire file they got contained use are names, zip codes, cell phone numbers and addresses. but it shows here just the device name and number. it says it got the file by hacking into an fbi agent. antisec saws the entire file is actually 12 million apple identification numbers and names. the group claims the fbi is using the apple device for a tracking people project. they say the fbi using this information to spy on people. if it were linked with information such as names or addresses, the numbers could be use in a way to get at more sensitive data. experts say just knowing the i. d. number itself doesn't enable the fbi to track or eavesdrop on people. now, the fbi did respond. i want to show you their response on twitter saying first that the statement on reports with personal information was hacked. we never had the information in question. bottom line, totally false. that is the response from the f.b.i. but if it is false, it does bring up the question about where the information did come from. and tha
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Sep 21, 2012 6:00am EDT
. nationals postseason tickets will come today. you can bet they'll be going fast. news 4's megan mcgrath out here this morning. will they be lining up today? >> reporter: funny you should mention that. diehard nats fan out here at this hour. talk about your need to score these tickets? >> i think just waiting here today will be better than going online. i've been waiting for this to happen for so long, i regret not buying season tickets. but i'll be here at 6:00. it's worth it. >> reporter: you were listening to the game not ot radio. talk about the feeling when you heard. you knew they were going to do it. it's the first time in 79 years this has happened in washington. >> we all kind of knew it was going to happen. to clinch it, it was amazing. listening to it on the radio, you could hear the energy in the stadium. people actually coming out now. >> reporter: satisfied as a baseball fan to see this town get excited? >> very. it's been a long time coming. i waited to get a team here for so long, and then we were always competing, and now this year to be the number one team in the league
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Sep 2, 2012 12:15am EDT
right now. >> this is fox 5's news edge at 11:00. >> thanks for staying with us, i'm maurine. prosecutors say a veteran prince georges county police officer lied about his gun going off during a confrontation in february. take a lock at this video. 19-year-old ryan says he and a friend had been in a convenience store for snacks. he was wearing a ski mask. the dorm left the store. the flash you see is corporal donald taylor's gun going off as he hits him in the side of the head. he later told officials he had been assaulted by an aggressive teen who was resisting arrest. >> he never said anything to me. i heard a shot and i seen a flash and i felt something. so i thought i was dead, actually. >> ryan dorm was on probation for an assault conviction at the time of the incident. so his arrest sent him back to jail for four months. the assault charges against him in this case were dismissed. he is now suing county for $10 million. >>> the edge of the district in several burglaries since yesterday afternoon. investigators are working to find out if they are connected. the first one
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Sep 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
he paid his fair share. his word? s word? his word? trust comes from transparency and mitt romney comes up short on both. >> reporter: democrats adopted a party platform that calls for higher taxes on the wealthy while backing same sex marriage and abortion right. earlier vice president joe bide -- rights. earlier vice president joe biden and his wife jill arrived in the tar heel state. mr. biden will accept the party nomination for second term on thursday. president obama wrapped up his trip through swing states before heading to charlotte tomorrow. >> we've come too far to go back now. if you're willing to vote for me, we'll win norfolk again, we'll win virginia again, we'll win this election. we will finish what we started. >> reporter: president obama told that virginia crowd he'll be watching this very speech at home at the white house tonight. we assume he is doing that. first lady michelle obama absolutely essential to the president's reelection. earlier tonight just before the first lady was on the stage we heard from san antonio mayor julian castro to deliver the keynote
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Sep 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
us for more developments in this deadly attack. we'll have the latest details on the news at 10.s you can check updates on myfoxdc.com. >>> news alert involving theinv fate of a pot tomorrow mackma mayor -- potomac maryland man.yl the country is prepared to negotiate a solution in the fate of alan gross.an he's serving 15 year sentence. gross's attorney claims hisms health is deteriorating while he's in prison. >>> tonight, news edge n conclusive.ew we are hearing from former dc mayor fenty.yo mayor fenty has shied away froma y the spotlight since being defeated two years ago.s what does fenty think about all the scandals? >> reporter: we've caught up with mayor fenty after a radior interview focused on the chicago teacher walk out. he wants to evaluate teachers on performance, but we asked himed about recent events here locally, since he left office. he was careful with his words. >> the mayor says he's happy to be a private citizen, and seeme to shy away from calls for him to return to the public spotlight. >> people miss seeing you.e is there anything going on? >> i may have to
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Sep 5, 2012 4:25am EDT
about the difference you make in people's lives. 's live >> president obama watched the first lady's speech with sasha and malia. this note owe was actually tape in the treaty room of the white house. >> there is a possible threat to the romney camp in virginia. virgil gude has qualified for the ballot. he served as a democrat and independent and then a republican. his name on the ballot could be an obstacle for romney. he is running as the constitutional pear's nominee but he also has support from the independent green party. state republican party is challenging his eligibility. >>> a prominent defense lawyer he weighing in on surveillance video t shows a prince george's county police officer striking a teenager. the officer told his supervisors the 19-year-old as aggressively resisting arrest and the gun went off during the struggle but the video seems to contradict that story. it shows taylor approaching the young man from behind with his gun drawn. the lawyer says he is appalled. >> if this video is authentic and he lied on this young man, that he never wears the badge of a poli
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Sep 5, 2012 10:00pm EDT
number two. there has been a big change. today on where the last night is going to be held. fox 5's tom fitzgerald is following this. the big outdoor stadium speech is coming inside. >> earlier today, thunder and lightning forecasts for the charlotte area. convention officials have decided they were canceling their plans to have president obama accept the democratic nomination outside at the nfl stadium of the carolina panthers. instead, he is going to deliver that speech in the 20,000 seat time warner arena where that convention is now being held. tonight, right now, democrats are turning their focus to healthcare and women's issues. leading the pack this evening was maryland senator. spoke about how the president's healthcare reforms have affected women's birth control issues, cancer screening, and other health concern. veteran cares issues were highlighted by a vietnam veteran, care he received 40 years ago compared to what the oma administration is promising for today's generation. >> we know every issue is a woman's issue. and equal pay for equal work is an all american issue.
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Sep 6, 2012 5:00pm EDT
robbed on the same street days a part. tonight, d.c.'s police chief said the cases may be connected. fox 5s bob bornard has the -- bob barnard reporting. >> reporter: it seems one roving gang of phone snatchers has been particularly violent. the sidewalks of capitol hill have become a prime target of sometimes violent thugs looking to steal smartphones out of your hands. >> and mostly this side of my face and lip. >> reporter: casey adams, a 26- year-old intern from utah, in washington just a weeked he was ambushed by two men while on the sidewalk on the phone talking to his wife. >> and immediately punched me, knocked me down. my phone fell out of my hands. quickly he said give me your phone and empty your pocket. >> reporter: they didn't take his wallet, detectives telling him that someone saw what happened. >> the witness said after they knocked me down and got my phone from me, they hopped in the back of the car and sped away. >> reporter: the attack near eastern market was blocks from where another man, tc massland was robbed and savagely beaten one night last month. >> what ma
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Sep 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, maryland, some middle schoolers got a special history lesson from a student's father. fox 5's bob barnard sat in on the class. >> the building did not initially collapse. it initially remained standing. >> reporter: fire captain troy lip was the guest speakers in the social studies class at january pool middle school. >> jet fuel from the plane was everywhere, and it was thick. there was literally pools of it. >> reporter: the captain was incharge of the search and rescue team. >> all of the survivors were out of the building by the time we got on site. they watched a brief video about that september 11th when these 6th graders were newborns and infants. >> my mom has told me a about i always reflects on it on 9/11, and i've also watched a lot of videos. >> the second plane, when it actually hit, the wing went in, then it exploded inside. >> i think about horrible tragedy, suffering, just all around chaos when it comes to what happens at the pentagon and the twin towers. >> you guys, as sixth graders -- >> reporter: ms. knackles says knowing how to teach about can be tricky. >> their assi
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Sep 18, 2012 5:00am EDT
the district, residents are preparing for the possibility of more flooding. news 4's megan mcgrath in the plo bloomingdale neighborhood northwest where the flooding is getting to be old hat and a big problem. >> reporter: absolutely. we're here on rhode island avenue in the bloomingdale neighborhood. take a look at the electric sign. it says it all. severe weather expected. watch for standing water. and not just standing water. if history repeats itself, folks could be seeing rushing water, gushing water. not just on rhode island avenue, but inside their homes as well. that has been playing out time and time again throughout the course of this summer. several people or a number of people in this area, they've been flooded four times this summer alone. there's an outdated storm water system, and we've had homes that have brought a tremendous amount of water in a short period of time, and the drainage system just can't handle it. that's why d.c. water says we've been seeing the issue this summer. we are expecting a lot of rain later on this afternoon. this morning not so bad, just sp
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
killed by a fairfax county school bus. news4's pat pat collins spoke to the victim's family who say they're unhappy with the charge for the driver. >> reporter: jim, he was a retired school bus driver. he was 89 years old but in good health, an avid walker, avid jogger. struck and killed in a crosswalk. by a school bus. >> she killed a man. i don't know what else i would say to that. she killed my grandfather. >> reporter: that's sarah ahn. last week her grandfather struck and killed by a fairfax county school bus. joon seok ahn was 89 years old. he had two children, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. he was very active for his age. he was a skier, an accomplished badminton player, he was a religious man. each day he would go to dawn prayer service at the nearby church, and then he'd go jogging. jogging for at least a mile. at the intersection of columbia, pike and gallows road, he was on his way back from the cleaners. he was in the crosswalk when a school bus, a big school bus moved into that cross walk and struck mr. ahn, knocked him to the ground. he was taken to the
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Sep 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
news 4's megan mcgrath is live outside nationals park. so exciting, megan. >> reporter: so exciting for nats fans. the nationals in postseason play. you can see they still have the lights on, still doing a little cleanup. the nats clinched it last night with their win over the dodgers. it's the first time in postseason play for this franchise, first time in 79 years for a washington team. the last time it happened was back in 1933 with the senators. and so the buzz today, of course, is going to be how do i get my hands on some of these postseason tickets? it's going to happen for the general public beginning at 10:00 this morning. that's when the tickets are going to go on sale. and it's first come, first served. they have a limited number of tickets. so we're expecting them to go very, very fast. i pulled up the website here to give you an idea of what some of these tickets are going to be going for. the lexus president's seats, $400 a ticket for the tiebreaker game. there are more affordable tickets. you can get one in the upper outfield, for the tiebreaker game, for $17. if they
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Sep 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
yesterday. then democrats quickly scrambled over the past 24 hours to recast that as a yes. fox 5's tom fitzgerald spoke to the democratic spokesperson tonight. what did she say? >> reporter: democratic officials spent the better part of today trying to clarify exactly what governor o'malley said and didn't say despite a detailed economic of the economic hardship the president inherited, that explanation left open to interpretation whether the country was really better off under president obama. governor o'malley was askedn face the nation yesterday if the country of better off than four years ago and answered no. since then democrats have been scrambling to get on the same page with an answer that begins with the word yes. appearances in ohio and michigan is where both the vice president and president pressed their case for a second term today. tonight we have dnc spokesperson at the convention, why there was a disconnect with the campaign's message and what surrogates are saying on their behalf like governor martin o'malley. why did it take 24 hours for the dems to seem to have to
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Sep 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and an s r. four children went to a hospital. they were all in elementary school. they had minor injuries. it happened this morning. paramedics also took two people from the suv to the hospital. everyone expected to be okay now. it happened at maryland avenue and great falls road. it shut down traffic in that area for part of the morning commute. >>> politics now. president obama will go to the united nations tomorrow. he'll focus on the wave of anti-american violence that he has called a bump in the road. mitt romney today argued that the violence is more than a bump, it's a crisis and said he would have managed it better. steve handelsman is on capitol hill now with more on this. >> reporter: good evening. running for re-election, president obama is trying to reduce the public perception of a middle east crisis. and a u.s.-israeli controversy. president obama headed to new york where critics are assailing his priorities. he'll address the united nations. but make another cpaign appearance on "the view" like this one in may. instead of meeting one on one with world leaders. no m
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Sep 6, 2012 4:25am EDT
. it looks like it was standing up on its hawn. s chewing. >> reporter: he beat the beaver with a canoe paddle and it finally gave up. peterson was rushed to the hospital. her most severe injury, a partially severed thumb. it would have been much worse for corin wasn't there. >> a dear friend. she is always looking out for other people. it was fortunate that i was there to help her. i'm not scared of wildlife. actually not scared of beavers. this is a rabies issue. i think just people being smart, being aware. practicing safety when you are out in nature, letting people know where you're going and if you see erratic behavior, get away and let the authorities know. >>> details of how machine and women really do see things differently. we'll explain this when we come back. stay with us. >>> a huge spike in cases of the west nile virus. the cdc released new numbers on wednesday and say there was a 25% jump from just last week. some 1500 cases up to nearly 2,000. the number of deaths also jumped, up 32% from 66 to 87. the good news is no new cases were reported in d.c., maryland or virginia
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Sep 14, 2012 4:25am EDT
the latest from fox 5's sherry ly who is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: the u.s. is bracing for another day of violent protests throughout the mideast over that controversial movie about islam. security has been stepped up at embassies around the world as the angry demonstrations spread. in libya, the unrest continues where protests turned deadly tuesday when muslims stormed the u.s. consulate in benefit ghazi. four people were killed including the u.s. particular to libya and sean smith and two former navy seals are among the dead. libyan officials say that four people have been arrested in connection with the attack on the u.s. compound and a safe house. president obama has vowed now to get justice for the deaths. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. i want people around the world to hear me. to all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. >> that was a very personal loss. i'm the one who sent chris to benghazi. >> secretary of state hillary clinton said she felt like she was responsible for that death. violence als
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Sep 7, 2012 4:25am EDT
morning into the flooding problems in d.c.'s bloomingdale and le droit park neighborhoods. >> here is more video offed -- of flooding after a series of summer storms. d.c. water officials met thursday and decided the situation was its top priority. they talked about one of the measures they are taking to mitigate flooding in the area. >> this is a workshop on backflow prevention and a backflow preventer is a device that could be installed in the individual home to prevent a sewage backup. d.c. water has a rebate program for the installation and this workshop and the one on saturday are designed to help home owners understand what questions they should be asking their plumbers when they are preparing to get one installed in their homes. >> matt ackland got an exclusive look for the search for the problem in the sewer system. here is his report. >> this is a reverse inspection. >> reporter: it is a massive search for what might be a big clog in the tunnels under bloomingdale and le droit park. d.c. water has deployed video cameras to inspect all 90,000 square feet of tunnels. some oppor
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Sep 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
that arlington schools are enforcing their new walking policy. in fox 5's melanie alnwick has details on how this could affect your child. >> reporter: good morning. yes, we have seen some of those arlington county buses here already this morning. but these new rules mean that fewer students will be able to ride those school buses. now, in the letter that was sent out to parents over the summer, notifying them of the changes, parents were encouraged to help find safe walking or bike routes for their children. but many say these changes are just going to be more cars on the road as they decide to put their kids in the car and drive them to school instead. the first letter to parents came out in july for the 2012 school year arlington will strictly enforce the walk zones. one mile for miles an hour a mile and a half for middle and high school students, 12 bus stops at 5 different schools that were within those walk zones have been removed. the superintendent said two years of parent complaints about bus overcrowding delays and long travel times had the system reevaluate its bus policy.
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Sep 20, 2012 4:25am EDT
streaming it live at nbcwashington.com. >>> mitt romney is campaigning in syria s-- in sarasota, florida. he is walking back on some of those controversial points he made. he took part in a forum hosted by univision. while it was meant to help his image among hispanic voters, he was also forced to address his comments about the 47% of americans who don't pay income tax. romney also talked about his immigration policy. he said his vision of reform does not involve rounding up illegal immigrants and deporting them. >>> today president obama will also be making a trip to florida. he'll participate in a similar forum with univision at the university of miami beginning at 11:00 this morning and will be broadcast online. he'll then attend an event at a private event in tampa. tomorrow he'll visit woodbridge, virginia. this trip comes as the president is trying the take advantage of some new poll numbers that show his job approval rating at its highest number in five months. 56% of voting age adults approve of the job the president is doing. that's the best number since just after the death of
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Sep 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
following a judge's sentencing yesterday for their involvement in one of d.c.'s deadliest shootings. they all received life with parole. during the march 2010 shooting spree, five people were killed and nine others wounded in a fight over a bracelet. the men showedling emotion yesterday in court as they listened to how life has been for the victims and their families. two other men received lesser sentences. sentences. >>> to virginia now where the virginia health official have confirmed that one person has died as a result of west nile virus. the health department is not releasing much information about the case. nine team have been infected in the state so far. -- nine people have been indetected in the state so far. in maryland, there have been 21 cases, one of which was deadly. crews are spraying throughout the region to try to get rid of as many mosquitos as possible. federal health officials say this is the worst year for west nile virus in the country since it was first discovered 13 years ago. >>> commuter concerned about the proposed toll like for the dulles toll road can a
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Sep 9, 2012 12:00am EDT
surprise, really s how enthusiastic and helpful pretty much everyone is. >> reporter: there are time when is he's winging it. >> and not knowing what is going to happen or where you will sleep in one way worries me and in another way, it's exciting. >> reporter: he's had strangers pick up the dinner tab. >> the moment i feel down, seems someone is there to pick me up. >> reporter: he walks about 20 miles a day and wants to be in san francisco next june. >> tons of fun. tons of fun and this is ridiculous. >> reporter: he will have a story to tell n. maryland, beth parker, fox 5 news. >>> a little boy from nebraska learned never to give up. he lost his beloved step monkey named ahah. three years ago, the mother never stopped looking for him on the monkey trip and found him on ebay. check out the reaction when she surprised him with his long lost friend they know it's the same monkey because he has the same burn mark from the time mom accidentally put him in the drier. >> and she's like this is -- . >> this is priceless. >> cool. >> cute kid. >> go one free. >>> mitt romney spent the day try
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
. richard hurd contacted one of rg3's agents earlier this year, saying he had information that would damage the qb's reputation. hurd, who played basketball at baylor, demanded $1 million in exchange for his silence. griffin's agents contacted the police, who arrested hurd. he pled guilty to extortion charges and will be released in november. >>> authorities working to find a suspect in a murder case who might have come to our area. investigators believe 42-year-old anthony taglianetti of woodbridge killed a school superintendent outside buffalo last week. they say he drove to new york to kill him and is now believed to be back in the virginia area. police say the two men knew each other, but they wouldn't release a possible motive for the attack. you see tag lianetti's picture here. he is considered armed and dangerous. >>> the wife of a man attacked near eastern market is speaking out. thomas maslin was beaten and robbed of his iphone and cash. the men then robbed three other people later that night. the police caught and arrested them for those robberies. police found four phones when th
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Sep 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
the next couple of days, average daytime high, i know you're asking. i'm going to deliver. 8 1-s the average daytime high for september 13th and there you go -- 8 1-s the average daytime high for september 13th and there you go. -- 81 is the average daytime high for september 13th and there you go. this cold front looks like it will get through here tomorrow night and we should chore out by early saturday. this is our next front that. cold front will finally get a chaps to move east during the overnight hours and tomorrow is our area of high pressure pushing off the coast. that will allow some more clouds tomorrow and possible of a few showers later tomorrow night, early saturday. then that front will clear and we should be in for a great looking weekend around here way lot of sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. 82 today. sunshine, warm afternoon. there are your wind out of the south an east at 5:00. clear and cool tonight. seasonably cool. these temperatures will be a little warmer than they've been last couple of mornings. here is your accu-weather seven- day forecast. low 80s th
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Sep 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
country and it is something we are going to be hearing a lot more of this in the fall. hear how s how he framed this tonight. >> when times are tough and people are frustrated and angry and hurting and uncertain, the politics of constant conflict may be good. but what is good politics does not necessarily work in the real world. what works in the real world is cooperation. >> direct shot tonight at the right wing of the republican party. brian, this is a warmup act, of course, it's no secret that president obama is in that convention hall. he's going to come out on that stage as soon as bill clinton wraps up his remarks. >>> u.s. servicemen and women may not have the ability to vote in november. the pentagon found nearly half of all american military bases did not have the ability to pick up absentee ballots. the bases are all legally required to do so. implementing and maintaining the voter centers that all the bases would exceed $20 million a year. >>> a major development. officials detained or discharged hundreds of afghan national army soldiers. military authorities are invest
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Sep 12, 2012 4:25am EDT
one of d.c.'s deadliest shootings. they all received life without parole. during the march 2010 shooting spree, five people were killed and nine others wounded in a fight over a bracelet. the men showed little emotion in court as victims' family members said how life has been since that shooting. two others also received lesser sentences. the man who owned the bracelet will serve 54 years and lamar williams who supplied the guns will serve 30 years. >>> hundreds of montgomery county police cruisers are being inspected for possible safety problems. there may be a steering defect. two ever the department's cruises are have had steering problems since july. neither incident caused a crash. one-third of the county's marked cruisers are now being inspected. officers will drive other vehicles in the meantime. >>> this year's west nile outbreak has hit pretty close to home for people in virginia as the state's health department confirms one person has died from the virus. officials a the person was a senior citizen who lived in northwest virginia but has not released any more informati
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Sep 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
know why. it's the second time an employee at that same store has been shot this year. fox 5's will thomas starts us off. >> two shootings at the same store since april, the one la night police need your help and they have just released video you're about to see. the other shooting, once again another employee was targeted. the crimes as you can imagine left a lot of people including those employees very worried. this is a man d.c. police want off the streets. it's only a few frames of video showing him walking into this northeast rhode island avenue rite aid sunday night at 9:30. what he's accused of doing next is why detectives aren't wasting any time releasing it. police say he strolled in wearing a surgical mask and just shot an assistant manager in both legs. >> there's no reason for the shooting that we know of. it does not appear to be a robbery. we don'ten. >> reporter: a violent unprovoked crime at a place that was open with customers all around. >> they need to keep security in here, armed security. >> i will probably building a little bit more aware of what's going on aro
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Sep 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
expense. news4's erica gonzalez is at nats parks where some fans are determined to go, no matter what it costs, right, erica? >> reporter: absolutely. fans are starting to pile into the stadium. it's game one in a four-game series against the brewers. but a lot of these fans aren't going to get a chance to see game one of the play-offs, because accding to one outlet, it's sold out. >> for postseason games one, two, three, there are currently no tickets available at this time. >> reporter: this is what an operator for tickets.com told me earlier today. washington national play-off tickets went on sale at 10:00 this morning and seemed to all but vanish through this outlet. >> yeah, i'm disappointed. you should have seen all the people who walked away, limped away from the window. >> reporter: for season ticket holder alex, there's obviously no cause for concern. >> it will be good. they've played to a few empty games back in the early years, so it will be really nice. we're hoping teddy finally wins. >> reporter: albert elliott is willing to spend whatever the cost. >> i'm a native
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Sep 22, 2012 9:00am EDT
the hospital. she is in stable condition this morning. news 4's derrick ward joins us live from the school with the latest. good morning, derrick. >> reporter: good morning. well, authorities are still trying to determine what the fights were about. i say fights because there apparently were several. reports started coming from the neighborhoods and that brought police to the scene here. now it happened yesterday evening as the game against clarksburg high school was breaking up here at watkins mill high school in gaithersburg. again, police started getting reports of fights in the neighborhood. as they were responding several police officers were here already as other police officers responded according to montgomery county police a 15-year-old tenth grader ran between two parked cruisers and was struck by another cruiser that was responding to the scene. she was tended to quickly by emergency personnel already on the scene and as i said she remains hospitalized in stable condition. now authorities at the school here say that they are taking steps to make sure that students are abl
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Sep 23, 2012 8:00am EDT
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Sep 6, 2012 10:00pm EDT
engineers coming out of china. s and engineers coming out of china. after all we've been through i don't believe that rolling back regulations on wall street will help the small businesswoman expand or the laid off construction worker keep his home. we have been there. we've tried that and we're not going back. we are moving forward, america. tried that, and we are not going back. [ cheering and applause ] now i won't pretend the path i'm offering is quick or easy. i never have. you didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. you elected me to tell you the truth. [ cheering and applause ] >> and the froth is it will take more than a -- the truth is it will take more than a few years to solve challenges that built up over decades, require common effort and shared responsibility and the kind of bold experimentation that franklin roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one and by the way, those of us who carry on his party of legacy should remember that not every problem can be remedied with another government program or dictate from washington, but know this
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Sep 17, 2012 4:25am EDT
cam. mom and baby seem to be doing fine. news 4's megan mcgrath at the national zoo with more on this exciting news. megan? >> reporter: very exciting news. it's been described as a glorious surprise. mei xiang has given birth to a cub overnight. she's had five pseudopregnancies, a lot of false alarms. there was an ultrasound two weeks ago that didn't show anything, no fetus. there were people who thought, well, maybe this is another one of those false alarms. a little before 11:00 last night, they heard the sounds of a cub. i'm joined by dr. brandi smith, senior curator here. talk about that. you heard the sounds. a bit of a surprise. >> it was. we're prepared for anything. so we have volunteers in the n panda house 24 hours a day. we heard the first squeals of a panda cub. we had to watch for a little while to make sure we could believe it, and we have a cub. >> reporter: talk about mei xiang. she's built quite a house, quite a den in the panda house. >> all of you looking at the panda cam will notice this panda in the midst of this huge bamboo nest. she's being a great mom. she's t
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Sep 11, 2012 10:00pm EDT
for comfort and peace today. hundreds of people visited the site to reflect and to remember. fox 5's tom fitzgerald has the story. >> on a stretch of land just next to the pentagon sit 183 benches, clearing 183 names for each of the victims that died here on 9/11. >> i don't know. it's just a wonderful place to sit and reflect. >> marlene and don of iowa had a brother-in-law who worked in the pentagon. he wasn't here on 9/11, but they know others weren't so lucky. >> we see the importance of it that we do honor all the people that died in the crash. >> these benches are layed out in the order of the victims ages. julian was in high school on 9/11 and spent much of the last ten years in the u.s. army. >> it was a catalyst to the things that inevitably happened after i joined the military. so i deployed to iraq and support of operation iraqy freedom. so yes, i think i probably be a different person and probably not be standing talking to you today. >> memorials tend to be places that are timeless, but it's been four years now since the pentagon memorial is dedicated and you can trace t
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Sep 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
opened fire after the man shot at them. news 4's melissa mollet live where it all went down. melissa? >> reporter: good morning, aaron. the road has been blocked since 10:30 last night. investigators still out here on the scene. as you can see here behind me, about three blocks here completely shut down along southern avenue. they are waiting until daylight to get a better one last look at the scene. here's what we know. just after 10:00, d.c. and prince george's police started getting calls about a man walking through an apartment complex here firing a gun into the air. police say, when they arrived, two uniformed officers and marked cars confronted the man with the gun. they asked him several times to put it down. he would not and fired at them in the 800 block of southern avenue. that's where i'm standing this morning. we spoke with two men who heard gunshots. >> i heard about two gunshots, and that's about it. we saw southern avenue totally blocked off. >> it's crazy, and it's scary because i only live right down the street. it's kind of scary to know that you hear that type of a
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Sep 18, 2012 9:00am EDT
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Sep 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
great pet s. they are clean. low maintenance. don't take a lot of time. curious, interesting animals. and they are pretty active at night. >> they are social and like to be with other rats. if someone were to take azlin would you suggest them getting multiple rats. >> if they were prepared >> what's the housing and diet like? >> this cage isn't the right cage. this is his travel cage. he's fancy with multiple cages. he should have a two tiered set up. and i don't know about the social. >> they should have a wheel. >> this is here so he presented a little better >> can you take him out? >> i love to show him to you. >> earlier he tried to get out. >> he's very shy right now. >> i just want to show his long tail. >> let me see if i can get him to come up. >> they are full of personality. they are quite intelligent animals. >> they are. they love to eat and hide their food. >> what do they eat? >> pretty much anything. i give them crackers as treats. >> how often do you feed them? >> make sure they always have food. >> every hour? >> at least if the bowl has food in it. >> he's very int
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